Election of fr Michel Lachenaud as the New Provincial of France

Fr Michel Lachenaud has just been elected a the new Provincial of the Province of France. The election has been confirmed by the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador and the fr Michel has accepted.
The friars of the province met on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March 2013 at the beautiful convent of La Tourette. The is following the appointment and subsequent episcopal ordination of their further provincial, fr Jean-Paul Vesco as the Bishop of Oran in Algeria. Fr Jean-Paul was elected the provincial of France in 2011 following the election of his predecessor, fr Bruno Cador as the Master of the Order at the Chapter of Rome 2010.
Born in Paris in 1944, fr Michel made his first profession in the Order in 1966 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1971. He has been a missionary in Africa, specifically in Cameroun for many years. He was the socius to his predecessor and subsequently the vicar of the province after his appointment as bishop.
We felicitate with him and wish a successful tenure in office.
(March 24, 2013)

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